Ubuntu 14.10 : exiv2 vulnerability (USN-2454-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain tag values in
video files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted video file, a remote attacker could cause Exiv2 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libexiv2-13 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80412 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9449

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